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Coin Press Demonstrations @ the Nevada State Museum

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 28, 2018

Free – $8

CARSON CITY — After more than a year, visitors to the Nevada State Museum can watch the museum’s historic Coin Press No. 1 carry on a mission it started nearly 150 years ago in the very same building.

The venerable press — which churned out millions of dollars in silver and gold coins during stints at U.S. Mints in Carson City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Denver between 1870 and 1964 — is once again minting medallions after being down for much of 2017 for repairs.

After a successful test run in December, the museum plans to have the press operational the last Friday of each month — beginning Jan. 26 — with two-person teams of volunteers not only working the press but sharing its history with museum visitors. The demonstrations will be taking place from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m.

Details

Date:
September 28
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $8
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Venue

Nevada State Museum
600 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701 United States
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Phone:
775-687-4810
Website:
http://museums.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=486&Itemid=406